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Man Wounded After Early Saturday Morning Shooting in West Seattle

Police are investigating after a man was shot early Saturday morning in the North Admiral neighborhood of West Seattle.

Just after 2:00 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man had been shot near 42nd Avenue Southwest and Southwest Hill Street. Police arrived and found a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back. Officers began first aid and then transferred care to Seattle Fire Department medics, who transported the man to Harborview Medical Center.

According to the victim, he heard someone breaking into his car and went outside to investigate. When he confronted the two suspects, it escalated to a shooting.

Officers recovered evidence at the scene and will continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.